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Inventory Site Record

Woodsford Square (Kensington & Chelsea)

Brief Description

Woodsford Square is a communal garden built as part of the Wates development by Fry Drew and Partners, which consists of 4-storey terraces with communal green behind. This area was once part of the Holland House estate, which in the late C18th consisted of c.200 acres, but the original estate had once been nearly 500 acres, extending almost to Fulham Road. The development for housing began from the 1820s onwards under the third Lord Holland, and continued through the C19th. The 1950s and 60s saw building on a scale reminiscent of the 1870s, with Wates building many houses north of Oakwood Court on Abbotsbury Road.

Practical Information
Site location:
off Addison Road
Postcode:
W14
What 3 Words:
casino.chats.bonus
Type of site:
Housing/Estate Landscaping
Borough:
Kensington & Chelsea
Open to public?
No
Opening times:
private
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Holland Park (Central), Shepherd's Bush Market (Hammersmith and City). Rail/London Overground/Tube (Central): Shepherd's Bush.

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Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 3: North West' (Penguin, 1999 ed); RBKC Holland Park Conservation Area Proposals Statement, 1989

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ243798 (524370,179840)
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
private
Site management:
Date(s):
1968-74
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
None
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

No
Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:

No
Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:

No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No
In Conservation Area:
Yes
Conservation Area name:
Holland Park
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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